How to Exchange Coins

I have quite a disdain for coins in my pockets or wallet, particularly Australian coins that are at times unwieldy in size (I do question what they were hoping to achieve with the 50 cent piece). As a result I religiously dump any shrapnel at the end of the day into a rather sizable collection box. However with this mindset the stash of coins can accumulate quite readily, particularly after passing the hat around for donations, fundraisers or the odd going away party.

Australian Coins

Typically I will exchange coins two or three times a year with the coin collection ranging anywhere between 200 to 300 dollars each time. This gives me some credence when I claim to have considerable familiarity with the coin exchange process.

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Convert DVDs for iTunes, iPhone, iPad & iPod

This post aims to share with you how to convert DVDs for iTunes, so you can watch your favourite movies and TV series on your iPhone, iPad and iPod.

I am an avid traveller, and in years gone by airlines with legs departing to/from Australia were notorious for their lack of Video on Demand (VOD)/inflight entertainment systems. Or more often than not these systems (consistently plagued with glitches) played with my fickle emotions by promising all the new movie releases I could dream of, only to leave me starring at a blank screen for eight hours. Learning how to convert DVDs to iPhone saved me from these emotionally charged moments in time.

Also being a TV series junkie I have found being able to convert my DVD box sets onto my iPhone, has also assisted motivation levels in making perennial trips to the gym.

Disclaimer: Some media companies and organisations (AFACT [Australia], MPAA [United States]) are of the position that you can’t legally copy or convert commercial DVDs for any reason. The law seems somewhat ambiguous on this position at this point in time, however as a general rule of thumb if you own the DVD, think before you convert. If you don’t rightfully own the DVD than it is a lot more clear cut and you shouldn’t be contemplating converting.)

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